OPRF swim team splashes to second at RB invite

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The OPRF swim team geared up for its dual meet season to begin this week by placing second at the Riverside Brookfield Invitational on Saturday. The Huskies finished behind the host RB with a score of 346.50, while posting several lifetime and season best times.

Lori Mansfield led the Huskies by winning two events. The junior took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a season best time of 1:02.65. Mansfield also won the 200-yard individual medley in a lifetime best 2:20.98.

Other top finishes for OPRF included Jenna Kirk's win in the 50-yard freestyle (25.83 seconds, season best) and the 400-yard medley relay team's victory in 4:24.34. Kati Pedersen, Mansfield, Olivia Japlon, and Kirk made up the 400 medley relay squad.

OPRF tennis edges Fenwick

The OPRF tennis team edged cross-town rival Fenwick 5-4 last week.

Claire Griffin defeated Kathleen Kelly 6-1, 6-1 to win at No. 1 singles. Julia Smith won at No. 2 singles 6-4, 7-5. But it was Carlie Frisch's victory at No. 3 that broke a tie. Frisch defeated her opponent 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

In doubles action, Arielle Marchowitz and Lisa Lucchese defeated Mary Kusper and Madeline Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3. At No. 6 Tessa Cappel and Erin Harris downed Alyssa Bazzanella and Deirdre Duggan 6-4, 7-5.

Sullivan shoots 2-over par

Fenwick's Mike Sullivan led the Friars to a first place finish at the St. Rita Invitational on Saturday.

Sullivan stroked his way to a tournament best 67 to finish two over par at Stony Creek Golf Course.

The Friars won the tournament with a total score of 297, while Marist finished runner up with 305.

OPRF golf falls to York

The OPRF boys golf team was unable to hold off York last week, falling to the Dukes 172-179 at Oak Park Country Club.

The Huskies were led by Paul Economos, who finished with a 41, and Dan Gerber (44). The team also competed in the Batavia Invitational at Fox Valley and finished with a total score of 340. Dan Kowalczyk and Gerber both shot an 83 for the Huskies, while Jacob Wilson finished with an 84.

OPRF is set to compete in the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet on Monday.

Doubles play leads Friars

The Fenwick tennis team finished third at the Maine South Invitational on Saturday.

The Friars garnered two second place finishes. Colleen Bingle and Allison Seyfarth finished second at No. 1 doubles with a record of 2-1 on the day. Mary Kusper and Madeline Young also took second at No. 2 doubles by going 1-1.

In a close 5-4 loss to cross-town rival OPRF last week, the Friars showed they had the edge in doubles play, taking four of the six matches. Chelsea Real and Rachel Confora defeated Jenny Hedlund and Erinn McKune 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2, Bridget Mulhern and Katie O'Brien defeated Megan Munoz and Andie Pizzo 6-4, 6-1.

Bingle and Seyfarth defeated Jessica McAdams and Val Segovia 7-5, 7-5 at No. 4 doubles.

For the first time in years, Fenwick won't be competing against OPRF in the IHSA sectionals come early October. The Friars will compete in the Proviso West Sectional, along with Trinity, Walther Lutheran, York, and Elmwood Park, among others.

Fenwick outswims Michigan team

The Fenwick swim team edged Michigan's Grosse Point High School Saturday, 254-225.

First place finishers included Morgan Bonk (200-yard freestyle), Natalie Dunlap (200 IM), Mary Kate Campbell (diving), Kelly Ryan (100 butterfly, 200 free relay),Stephanie Ovalle (100 free), Casey Dollard (200 free relay), Maddy Lloyd (200 free relay), and Mariclaire Bresnehan (200 free relay).

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